Waste can be a byproduct of industrial processes - or an item can become waste after it's been consumed.
Waste - be it plastic, micro-plastic, radioactive, or otherwise toxic - can cause major environmental problems. DW presents an automatic compilation of content around the topic of waste.
The average person in Senegal produces about 116 kilograms of waste per year. But a group of students in the West African country is trying to change that. At a summer workshop in Dakar, they came up with an app prototype to try and get people recycling.